Jessica Miller | September 28, 2012
In comparison to the public percentage, Tamil Nadu has fewer inhabitants using smoking products, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Study India 2009-2010. In Tamil Nadu, 24 percent of men, and 8.4 percent women smoke tobacco in some form or the other, in comparison to 47.9 percent and 20.3 percent, respectively at the national level. The Tamil Nadu Factsheet of GATS India 2009-2010 was investigated in the city on Thursday by the Director of Public Health, R.T. Porkaipandian.
Jessica Miller | September 27, 2012
Goa government has asked all stores and establishments and eating outlets not to sell smoking products in any form. The establishments have been directed “not to store or sell products in the form of cigs, cigars, biddies, gutka, hukkah, etc” failing which they would be “dealth with severely as per the legislation”, an official statement reported. For all the new premises, not to sell smokes would be a condition while issuing license the state government has directed all the government agencies namely the municipalities, panchayats, health services centres, tourism and food and drugs administration to inform all their subordinate Offices under their smoking control, who are involved in the issue for eating outlets in the State,
Jessica Miller | September 26, 2012
In a special inspection, officials found many hotels in Kuta were still violating the smoke-free policy and even permit their guests to smoke tobacco in their lobbies and open areas. A team of inspectors, consisting of officials from the provincial public order office (Satpol PP), Bali Health Agency and anti-smoking advocates, conducted the raid at a number of star-rated hotels located in Kuta. Among the hotels inspected were Holiday Inn, Bali Rani, Kartika Plaza Hotel, Kuta Paradiso, Bali Dynasty Hotel, Harris Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Mercure Hotel and Bounty Hotel.
Jessica Miller | September 25, 2012
There will be no absolute ban on smoking tobacco in Kingman parks for now, but a pilot program to discourage smoking in certain places cleared a major hurdle Wednesday. The Kingman Parks and Recreation Commission voted 6-1 to recommend the implementation of the program, which designates certain places as non-smoking and provides receptacles for smokers to get rid of their cigarette butts, to City Council. The vote came after a motion to recommend a complete prohibition failed 4-3.
Jessica Miller | September 24, 2012
Swiss inhabitants are going to the polls to vote on a new proposal to prohibit smoking tobacco absolutely in enclosed public areas. Hotels, restaurants and bars are currently permitted to have rooms for smokers but critics declared that this harms the health of those who work in them. Smoking restrictions introduced two years ago were watered down after lobbying from the catering trade and tobacco firms. Opinion polls showed that the Swiss – who smoke more than their neighbours – are likely to refuse the proposal. The BBC’s Imogen Foulkes explained that Switzerland is implementing the issue of passive tobacco smoking far later than its neighbours Germany, Italy and France, which long ago prohibited smoking cigs in public areas.